Business's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Corporate Greed, Eccentric Entrepreneurs, and Management Oddities (Google eBook)

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2005 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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Business's Most Wanted[trademark]: The Top 10 Book of Corporate Greed, Eccentric Entrepreneurs, and Management Oddities, by Jim Romeo, chronicles the best and worst of American business history from colonial times to the present. Business's Most Wanted[trademark]: The Top 10 Book of Corporate Greed, Eccentric Entrepreneurs, and Management Oddities, by Jim Romeo, chronicles the best and worst of American business history from colonial times to the present. It's loaded with entertaining lists detailing everything from the lowest CEO golf handicaps to weird inventions, unconventional headquarters, successful businesses that started on someone's kitchen table, and other amusing and enlightening topics. Which Wall Street wizards were avid card players? Which great business leaders were adopted? What are the most socially responsible corporate cultures? Who in corporate America achieved the rank of Eagle Scout? Which business leaders suffer from dyslexia? Which corporate commandos never went to college? Which corporations offer the best factory tours? You'll meet criminals, learn Wall Street slang, and even hear the tales of some of America's quirkiest tycoons. With dozens of top-ten lists on a myriad of subjects, Jim Romeo provides a unique and often hilarious look inside the business world. Everyone knows who Donald Trump is, but you'll be introduced to hundreds of other figures in the corporate arena and learn
  

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Contents

Portrait of J P Morgan
8
Rest in Peace
13
Portrait of John D Rockefeller
19
Presidential Business Oddities
26
If You Can Make It There Youll Make
42
Letter from Alexander Hamilton
44
Leaders Say the Darndest Things
55
Pool Sharks
68
Creating a Monopoly
161
The Oldest Corporations
176
Wall Street in 1865
186
Safety First
190
American Express Stock Certificate
199
Precursors to Progress
205
U S Steel Stock Certificate
209
Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be
219

Headline from the New York Daily
78
Better Left CInsaid
83
The Long Gray Line
99
A Few Words about Wealth Money and Power
114
Innovation Creations
127
Adults and Their Toys
131
From the Laboratory
145
Dot Cons
222
It Makes the World Go Round
235
Postcard of the Erie Canal
246
FamilyFriendly Finesse
249
About the Author
273
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About the author (2005)

Jim Romeo has an MBA from Columbia University, and is the author of Net Know-How: Surviving the Bloodbath - Straight Talk from 25 Internet Entrepreneurs, plus more than 400 articles on business and related topics for magazines and newspapers nationwide.

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